LACA has announced a number of new stops for the ‘Taste for Yourself Tour’.
Taking place during National School Meals Week from 11 to 15 November, the tour will visit all ten LACA regions at designated stops. Parents, journalists, local dignitaries and the public will be invited to enjoy some healthy, nutritious, freshly prepared school food.
Two of the latest calling points to confirm include the LACA East of England region, which will welcome the mobile kitchen at the NFU East Anglia headquarters at Agriculture House, Newmarket on Tuesday 12 November.
On Thursday 14 November, the mobile kitchen will visit the LACA South West region, where Elwell Fruit Farm in Bridport, West Dorset, will play host to the ‘Taste for Yourself’ tour. Elwell grow a variety of apples and Conference pears and supply school meals caterer Local Food Links.
The mobile kitchen throughout the tour will be run by 2019 SCOTY winner Steven Cross. Cross will be serving up a variety of dishes using the best of local produce, demonstrating the importance of British agriculture and supporting local farmers.
“With all ten LACA regions being visited on the NSMW Taste for Yourself tour, we have the opportunity to put across a multiplicity of messages that collectively demonstrates the terrific work that is taking place in education catering today,” says Neil Porter, LACA Chair of Events. “With local suppliers being sourced wherever possible, fresh, healthy and nutritious produce is being consumed in schools on a daily basis and underlines the importance to local economies of the school food industry.
“LACA is the voice of the industry and it is good to go on the road and interact with many of the companies and individuals who have been serving our schools for many years and to keep fostering those valuable relationships,” adds Porter.
The LACA NSMW ‘Taste for Yourself Tour’ is sponsored by Kraft Heinz.